Daily Archives: April 15, 2014

This Bud’s For You: Kid Cannabis, reviewed.

John Stockwell's Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and vice and enterprise and a so-so true-crime movie and a reasonably good coming-of-age flick. It's a lot more than you expect from a film called Kid Cannabis, certainly. Reviewed for The Dissolve.John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis is a pretty good comedy about the intersection of youth and vice and enterprise and a so-so true-crime movie and a reasonably good coming-of-age flick. It’s a lot more than you expect from a film called Kid Cannabis, certainly. Reviewed for The Dissolve.

Please Hammer Girl Don’t Hurt ‘Em: The Raid 2 and the Flat Circle of Cinema Violence

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The same weekend I saw both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Raid 2 — prompting this piece for NPR Monkey See — my pal Glen Weldon showed me the mostly-animated G.I. Joe episode of Community. The show got a lot of mileage out of the fact that nobody ever got killed in that war cartoon, wherein an elite American military unit fought a uniformed army of terrorists to a stalemate every 21 minutes using ray guns.  Continue reading